I bought my CBR exactly 12 months ago and have done nearly 20,000 miles on it in all weathers.
It was a split choice between a the CBR or an ER6 - I think I made the right choice.
You can ride around town at 15mph or go a bit crazy at the top end. At a regular 75-80mph I get 55 mpg and 180 miles to a tank. At 5'8 it's a perfect fit.
I have fitted a Power Bronze screen on it as the original was too low, heated grips, a blue hugger, bBaglux cover and tank bag and a 12V connection under the seat for a sat nav.
The riding position is perfect for me as I have slipped disc.
I'm no expert rider but the handling is fantastic and very confidence inspiring.